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  The Straight Dope: Is it true turtles breathe through their butts?
Of these the most remarkable, which some turtles share with dragonfly nymphs, sea cucumbers, and certain televangelists, is the ability to breathe through one's butt.
Up to 68 percent of the turtle's oxygen uptake is accomplished through the cloacal bursae, so it rarely needs to come to the surface to bask or breathe.
Cecil's latest gift to mankind, Triumph of the Straight Dope, is in the bookstores now and can also be ordered on-line at the Straight Dope On-Line Store.
www.straightdope.com /columns/011116.html   (1151 words)

 TownDock.net | Oriental NC and Pamlico County News
Though the Captain Cecil has been seen dockside for most of the past week, it is free to go out fishing, says NOAA, so long as the illegal equipment – the sewn-up TEDs – has been removed.
That’s to allow turtles time to come in from the cold offshore waters and set up their residence in the relatively warmer waters of Pamlico Sound.
The ban means less chance of the turtles getting tangled in nets on their way to their winter habitat.
www.towndock.net /captcecilteds.html   (673 words)

The precious ingredient was not turtle meat, however--which was served as a proper turtle steak; rather, it was the 6 to 8 pounds of gelatinous material from under the top and bottom shells.
Turtle meat was proscribed in Leviticus 11:29--"These also shall be unclean unto you...the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind"--but Catholic monks, later, were to welcome this permissible "meat" to their Lenten tables.
The huge marine green sea turtle was around when dinasaurs were--but stayed relatively immune to predators until Man got so clever with his tools...and until Man and land animals developed such an appetite for turtle eggs, which are always laid on land beaches and so can be dug up and eaten, thus destroying future generations.
www.soupsong.com /fturtle.html   (701 words)

 Cecil Turtle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cecil Turtle is an animated cartoon character in the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies series of films.
Cecil, not in the least bit fooled by the disguise, remarks that his streamlined shell lets him win, and produces a set of blueprints for his "air-flow chassis".
Cecil the Turtle's three shorts are noteworthy as they represent some of the very few occurrences where the Warner directors allowed Bugs Bunny to be bested.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cecil_Turtle   (1351 words)

 Turtle Names (Keep it Going) - TT - Turtle Forums
S/he is the smallest of all of the turtles and continues to be quiet and reserved.
My turtle's names can be seen at http://www.madewellgardens.com/turtle_family.shtml, but as you can see, I have run out of ideas, so I look forward to coming back to see what others have suggested.
I had one turtle i named Ichi which is 1, he died due to neglect of his previous owners.
www.turtletimes.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=7801   (2561 words)

 Picolio - Turtle Vet Results & Cooter Introductions
No one knows what happened to her eye but upon arriving at our place we noticed a great deal of puss coming from it and after cleaning and examination determined that at least 95% of the eye, if not all of it, is in fact missing.
Cecil has a good amount of shell rot, is underweight, and did not produce his new scutes adequately enough to form a healthy new shell after his shed.
We will be giving Cecil Nolvasan and Betadine baths often, watching his diet closely to ensure he builds up his strength and working toward returning him to a healthy turtle status.
www.picolio.com /article.php?story=20040325153337990   (779 words)

 A Diet Summary for Sliders - TT - Turtle Forums
I say this mainly because some turtles, especially ones exposed to a pellet-only diet for some time, can refuse other foods, so feeding a pellet only meal could, in my opinion can trigger them to refuse other foods.
Plant matter should be offered at every feeding even if the turtle refuses to eat it, and having a source of plants in the tank does little harm.
Turtles seems to have problem when fed too much; they get parymading, when their shells don't grow as quickly as their bodies because of lack of calcium and too much protein.
www.turtletimes.com /forums/index.php?showtopic=41568   (3372 words)

 Tortoise Rescue -DesertUSA
After all, the eastern Mojave Desert is the natural home of the threatened California Desert Tortoise, and I was sure he would love returning to his roots in the natural confines of my home.
Cecil had been flipped over on his back and was being chewed on by a dog.
Reunited, and spoiling Cecil with a huge dinner salad after his 3-day ordeal, I decided that something must be done to educate the local residents about these regal creatures with whom they closely share their desert environment.
www.desertusa.com /mag99/aug/stories/Tortoise.html   (590 words)

 Turtles and tortoises in popular culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Seuss known as "Yertle the Turtle", in which Yertle is the king of the pond of Salamasond.
In the illustration by John Tenniel, the Mock Turtle is shown as a turtle with the head of a calf, front legs that resemble oysters, and the back legs of a sheep, referencing the real ingredients of mock turtle soup.
It is ironic that turtles have been banned as classroom pets in Kansas and many other states in the United States.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Turtles_and_tortoises_in_popular_culture   (1299 words)

 ULTW CecilTortoise Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Cecil Turtle was one of the rare characters to actually be able to outsmart Bugs Bunny.
As the race begins Cecil calls up several of his look-alike cousins and they proceed to fool Bugs Bunny by appearing everywhere.
Yet another attempt for Bugs Bunny to beat Cecil in a race, only this time Cecil is using a rocket powered shell.
tultw.com /bios/cecil.htm   (491 words)

 Picolio - Yet Another Image Collection
The turtles gave the pond quite a hair cut as they plowed through and devoured the water plants.
The new turtles were starving when they entered the pond and they quickly filled their bellies with all of the tasty treats we had been working to grow.
We went to the Reptile Expo last Saturday to meet up with another turtle fanatic and pick up a Female FL Peninsula River Cooter that was in need of some TLC.
www.picolio.com /index.php?page=28   (1502 words)

 How did you come up with your turtle\'s name?
Cecil got his name because he looked so grumpy and Cecil seemed to fit (I apologize to all the Cecils out there!)
I made the comment that I should name the turtle after him since he sounded like the turtle trying to flip herself over.
since i got my turtle form chinatown i was going to name it ugwae(turtle in chinese) but i decided that since she was keep in such poor conditions and was probably called ugwae from the chinses market people i decided that myrtle would fit her better.
www.allturtles.com /msgboard/post-9085.html   (2265 words)

 The Straight Dope Mailbag: The Straight Dope Mailbag: Do female turtles shed one tear for each egg they lay?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
If you're talking about a sea turtle, then she does cry, but not "a single tear for every egg." It's more like a slow and continual leakage the entire time she's out of the water, though if she blinks, it might produce a well-defined "tear" each time.
Like many marine vertebrates, sea turtles have problems with salt balance, and they "cry" constantly to help excrete excess salt.
Cecil's Mailbag is researched and written by members of the Straight Dope Science Advisory Board, Cecil's online auxiliary.
www.straightdope.com /mailbag/mturtlecry.html   (202 words)

 File Boost Network / turtle   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
You must jump over enough hurdles and beat Cecil to the finish line to advance to the next race.
Turtle Odyssey is a new arcade of Good versus Evil that will take you on a fantastic underwater journey with the ultimate goal of finding stolen talismans.
Turtle's English to Hindi dictionary has over 20,000 English words and their meanings in Hindi.
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 The Forgotten Looney Tunes Character Gallery - Page 2
The Turtle then calls up nine of his look-alike cousins and they proceed to fool Bugs by appearing everywhere.
Cecil next appeared in 1943's "Tortoise Wins By a Hare" directed by Bob Clampett.
Bugs creates a turtle-like shell and goes to the race, little does he know that the gambling ring has betted everything that the rabbit is going to win ("In fact, we don't even think the turtle will finish!").
members.tripod.com /~ink_and_paint/forgot/forgot2.html   (703 words)

 COLT: October 2004
Bugs Bunny declares to Lola that despite losing races to Cecil Turtle, he won't lose the next race.
The winner of the race removes his Lola suit, revealing himself to be the real Cecil Turtle, and the other turtle as his cousin.
While the jet engine lacks an air intake and appears to be a rocket, the term jet does apply to rockets, which emit a jet of hot gasses.
www.conmicro.cx /~vakko/colt/l-oct04.html   (1377 words)

 Stick your neck out: Turtle transit takes its marketing to the streets to show off - Breakthrough - Brief Article ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Using a 1999 VW Beetle, David Belyea, 30 Sharon Mulcahy, 30, and James Riseborough, 37, the founders behind Turtle Transit, combined foam, fiberglass and engineering plastics to create a3-D turtle on wheels.
Cecil the Turtle draws looks of amazement as it cruises the Boston area, intriguing not only passersby, but also companies looking for innovative advertising.
Turtle Transit's ingenious approach to advertising doubles as a tangible example of what the company can offer clients.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m0DTI/is_1_30/ai_83790643   (296 words)

 Wheeling and dealing - Boston Business Journal:
In addition to running Turtle Transit, Belyea and Mulcahy co-own Jackrabbit Design, a traditional design agency, while Riseborough runs Alternative F/X, a company that produces themed events and 3-D graphics, both out of the Boston headquarters of Turtle Transit.
They came up with the name Turtle Transit because, "we wanted something with some playfulness--turtles are slow, they creep along and they have a big back for advertising," says Belyea.
Cecil is a Volkswagen Beetle refashioned, or morphed, as the Turtle Transit team would say, with layers of sculpted foam and fiberglass to create dimensional turtle-shell detailing.
www.bizjournals.com /boston/stories/2001/07/23/smallb1.html   (820 words)

 The Tortoise and the Hare 'The Sequels'
But this time, let's race down a hill." "Fine," Cecil said, "Tomorrow morning we will race, as long as we can agree upon the hill." So the next morning the rabbit and the turtle set off to find a hill that was suitable to them both.
Cecil: Well, I even gave that rabbit a head start because I needed time to slick some turtle wax under my shell.
The next morning the rabbit said to the turtle, "What's with the rope and the water bottle?" And Cecil replied, "Oh, you never know when these will come in handy." So the rabbit and the turtle set off to find a hill that was suitable to them both.
www.mistergoodbuy.com /tortoise_and_the_hare.htm   (1413 words)

 Strange determination of sex and breeding
They are approximately the same age (at least 5-6 yrs), Cecil is ~5 inches in length, and Danielle is ~7 inches in length.
I haven\'t seen a penis appear yet, and it looks like Cecil is pretending to be asleep half the time.
So, their tails look about the same size, and neither of them seems to have a more curved carapice than the other.
www.allturtles.com /msgboard/about2284.html   (280 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Then, I tried to remember if there was a TTA equivalent to Cecil Turtle, and there was none.
A fanfic idea where Buster would compete with a young turtle, named Ted, was quick to come to me. And yes, the name "Ted Turtle" is kinda inspired on Ted Turner's, even thought there is no particular reason to it other that it sounded right.
I wanted Buster from the beginning to race against Ted, but I was considering what kind role Babs could have on the story — after all, even if it's not canon, "Babsie on Board" is a very good fanfic, and a funny addiction on the personality of the pinky one.
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 cecil taylor online sessionography 2001
Cecil Taylor Ensemble (with workshop participants) and Cecil Taylor Trio
Hopkins University are proud to present a week-long festival in honor of the art of the renowned
(on 11/4/01 according to the website), jazz pianist Cecil Taylor presents a rare solo performance at Packard Hall, on the southwest corner of Cascade Avenue and Cache La Poudre Street.
www.webmutations.com /ceciltaylor/2001.html   (761 words)

 Looney Tunes Golden Collection Vol. 2 on dvd - The Coming Soon! Boards
Also on-board are the first ("Tortoise Beats Hare") and last ("Rabbit Transit") stories in the Bugs Bunny/Cecil Turtle (a.k.a.
Cecil Tortoise) trilogy, the middle one of which ("Tortoise Wins By a Hare") was on the first DVD set.
It looks like we'll have to wait until Volume 3 to see more of these great characters.
comingsoon.net /forums/showthread.php?t=30181   (802 words)

 History Page 14
Stories were printed about "Cecil B. Turtle" (so named in a contest sponsored by a local radio station) in every sort of publication, from grocery tabloids to Omni magazine.
Souvenir T-shirts were made and sold, but Cecil eluded capture.
He is believed to be hiding somewhere in the lake to this very day.
www.ilcc.org /html/history_page_14.html   (387 words)

 [No title]
Since she was the closest teacher at that time, it fell to her to impose order and discipline among the young toons--if such a thing were possible.
Remember, Cecil was a good racer, so I know he's taught Ted a thing or two." "Hmmm." Buster thought.
The turtle shrugged it off--probably nothing to worry about.
www.ttaworld.net /ttafanficmirror/stories/aa500.txt   (5376 words)

 Tortoise Wins by a Hare (1943)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Plot Summary: Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's.
Trivia: The dialog between Bugs (in his old-timer disguise) and Cecil is drawn heavily from catch phrases used in the radio program, Fibber McGee and Molly.
But he disguises himself as a turtle (and the turtle a rabbit) for the race.
amazon.imdb.com /title/tt0036452   (400 words)

 Amazon.com: Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vol. 10: The Art of Bugs: Video: Mel Blanc,Tex Avery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bugs is in a race with Cecil the tortoise, but Cecil has identical-looking relatives all along the track to relieve him.
Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Chester Turtle, Turtles, Mel Blanc as Bugs Bunny, Cecil Turtle, Chester Turtle, Turtles...
Plot Summary: Bugs Bunny is rendered helpless by Cecil Turtle in Cecil's debut.
www.amazon.com /Golden-Age-Looney-Tunes-Vol/dp/6302593468   (1089 words)

 Amazon.com: Bugs Bunnys Zaniest 'Toons / Animated: Video: Mel Blanc,Michael Maltese,Tedd Pierce,Robert Clampett,Tex ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Synopsis Bugs challenges Cecil Turtle to race, only this time he's wearing an aerodynamic suit like Cecil's.
This time around when Bugs challenges Cecil to a rematch, he designs an airflow chassis that looks just like a turtle's shell.
But this makes him look like a turtle, and the gambling ring has bet everything on "the rabbit" to win; "Tortoise Beats Hare" (Fred Avery, 1943) shows the first race between Bugs and Cecil.
www.amazon.com /Bugs-Bunnys-Zaniest-Toons-Animated/dp/6301979710   (826 words)

When Warner Bros. saw by 1940 that they had a major cartoon star on their hands in the form of a Bunny named Bugs, it must've only seemed natural to arrange for a face-off between this hare and a tortoise character.
The scene of Bugs ranting over the injustice of his first race with Cecil is downright harrowing to watch — Bugs contorts, mugs, and practically rips his own fur out over it!
Join us for a tribute to the Oscar and Emmy award nominated actor including Written on the Wind (1956) and the TCM premiere of The High and the Mighty (1956).
www.tcm.turner.com /thismonth/article/?cid=148082   (1468 words)

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